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South Carolina Primary Election: Palmetto State Republicans May Go Rogue In 2012

08/02/2011 09:11 am ET | Updated Oct 02, 2011

Since 1980, the Republican presidential nominee has won every contested S.C. GOP primary -- a record that has given the Palmetto State's vote a kingmaker aura.

Why? In part, because S.C. Republican primary voters always have backed the GOP's establishment candidate.

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